Friday, April 28, 2017

Describing Breastfeeding as ‘Natural’ Is Unethical Because It Reinforces Gender Roles

More leftist lunacy, from Heatstreet:

It’s “ethically inappropriate” for government and medical organizations to describe breastfeeding as “natural” because the term enforces rigid notions about gender roles, claims a new study in Pediatrics.

“Coupling nature with motherhood… can inadvertently support biologically deterministic arguments about the roles of men and women in the family (for example, that women should be the primary caretaker,” the study says.

The study notes that in recent years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, and several state departments of health have all promoted breastfeeding over bottle-feeding, using the term “natural.”
I love the phrase "biologically deterministic," which is clearly used as an epithet here. It reveals much about the leftist mindset, which demands unfettered freedom for the sovereign individual - something, by the way, which does not exist in nature - and the elimination of all traditional, social ties.

Problem is, lefties, man is a social animal, which is why you're going to lose. The sad news is that the left can do a lot of damage in the meantime. Just look at the human wreckage caused by the old Soviet bloc, for example.


roho said...

Has the world gone mad?..................Breastfeeding?

Larry in Upstate NY(NOT NYC) said...

"Liberalism is a mental disorder"-Michael Savage.

Weaver said...

Just to focus on a different aspect:

Lefties want us to accept breast feeding when it comes to online videos (well, I noticed this at youtube) and topless ladies in public.

As for a woman breastfeeding in public, I've never given it much thought. I have no idea my position on the matter. But it seems to me like something that should be done in a backroom.

If a mother is in public and has to breastfeed in the open due to no other options, no big deal. But if she has the option to do it in a backroom, it seems she should do that.

Muslims go the extreme of veiling their women. I just think our women shouldn't have their boobs flapping around, unless a baby needs to be fed.